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involved in the joint priorities, a euphemism for the u.s. the assassination liz in afghanistan. there are many events associated with that, some that resulted in the deaths of -- one that resulted in the deaths of seven children and others that results in a number of innocent. we can also see how people get on the list. they seem to be recommended by regional governors in afghanistan or by intelligence authorities, often with little evidence and no judicial review. >> you said you intend to cooperate. >> that is one of the interesting journalistic stories, that we manage to pull together these groups to share investigative resources. we shared resources stemming out of this material to deal with this. as equal partners, with the exception that we control the embargo data and could move that back in fourth. i spoke to nick davis, and then we did it between the editors. >> they modine this morning -- mod this morning are saying even they are unable to deliver these documents. how can you say it is accurate, and if some of it is not, doesn't that eat into your legitimacies? >> if
is not a bias or tone in the u.s. media or public life. in deed, when i hear cautionary talks from people in the media or public affairs about what they fear as china bashing, i try to remind them of the role that china laplays in u.s. publ discourse. in the presidential debates, there was only one mention of kind na china in chose debates. when they thought that it was unsustainable in terms of debt. president obama's state of the union speech, saying that the chinese can have the drive and so to can the u.s., perhaps the most important metric as you all know, the congressional elections happening this fall are fought around the country. i bet you would not find more than one or two of the 435 congressional relations this fall in which china was in the top five issues. it is a bit early divided case in which china was not part of the u.s. national debate. but if there is fear of & tie chinese tone, there is little evidence of it in the course of u.s. politics. rather i would say, the problem to explain in u.s. china coverage is something you can dd define this way. a measure of the adequ
in the u.s. house. >> military experts tell us that it could take up to 10 more years to achieve an acceptable outcome in afghanistan. we have already been there for nine years. i believe that it is too high of a price to take -- toay. for those that say we must pay it because we are going after al qaeda, afghanistan is where al qaeda used to beat off. today there are fewer than 100 al qaeda in afghanistan, which was confirmed last night -- last month by the cia chief. they have relocated to other countries and regions. i yield myself an addional minute. i have the utmost respect for our troops, who have done everything asked of them. but they are being let down by the inability of the government of afghanistan and in some instances, pakistan, to do their part. i would be willing to support additional war funding provided that congress would vote, up or down, explicitly on whether or not to continue this policy after a new national intelligence estimate is produced. absent that discipline, i cannot but my constituentsin the eye to say that this operation will hurt our enemies mor
government. we all know the story of red ink and escalating debt. at the same time, you have a u.s. economy still struggling to keep the recovery going, and democrats clearly believes the need to provide a sufficient base for the recovery through the likes of benefits and other programs is necessary. there trumpeting the concerns over the debt and saying to do them but on the basis of which they did not add to the federal deficit. >> if it appears they moved to unemployment benefits, why did the president make a statement talking about republicans and their approach? >> it seems to me his message was calculated to test to make sure the votes were there, as we have seen several times through this process does been a number of votes for democrats thought they had sufficient votes, and at the last minute, a republican and changed their minds. i think the president's message was calculated to put pressure to insure they will side with the majority appear reagan and >> -- maturity. >> thank you for joining us. this segment is 40 minutes. "washington journal" continues. host: jane oates with the
to the united nations. today, the four largest providers of u.s. -- un peacekeeping troops were distributed around the world. you are working with us to force the development, a dead to rights, and promote global security. in september, we gathered for this mission by pushing for progress towards the millennium development goals. this s the blueprint of the world's leaders to save lives of the poor and vulnerable, to promote gender equality, and to provide education, opportunity, and decent work to billions of people. we will once again he your call and devote our full strength to the ideals of our charter and to realizing a better world for all. your majesty, for your dedication to the united kingdom and the commonwealth, to the united nations and our common values, we say thank you and welcome and we wish you continued good health and we are happy to have you here today. thank you very much. [applause] >> would like to invite her majesty, queen elizabeth ii, to address the general assembly. >> mr. president, secretary general, members of the general assembly -- i believe i was last here
weeks, you would be eligible for the federal extensions. host: let's go over that u.s. department toll-free line 1-877- these great issues to bring up. thanks for the callers. >> president obama scheduled to talk this morning about unemployment and the economy. he was expected at 10:33, running a little late. we will have his remarks when he starts in a few moments. until then, more on the economy and the administration's business policies. guest: the coast of cnbc's "the call." thanks for joining us. guest: good morning. thanks for having me. host: you recently broke the glass between the administration and business has been the high drama of the summer. guest: i think this is a bad aspect of the economic problem. guest: there is a bad aspect to the economic problem. you see these business roundtable and others that are really in a blood war with the white house over taxes, regulation spending, trade, they're all very outspoken about it. the ceo of verizon started this about one month ago. people that pick up on that are asking for business investment tax relief. they would like to ha
.59%, 1996, 5.41%, 1997, 4.94%, 1998, 4.5%, 1999, 4.22%, 2000, 3.97%. u.s. department of labor unemployment figures. i was a ranking member of the immigration subcommittee during that period when republicans were in charge under newt gingrich and under the subsequent speaker of the house. we could not move immigration reform, and we had the lowest unemployment that we could ever have. it bothers me now to use the excuse of unemployment for that. could i ask the crgy quickly to -- and if i could start with president land, what do we do about senator mccain and senator graham, who committed to us to work together in a bipartisan way? i don't think this should be a single-party issue. it should be an sue for america. and let me remind everyone that the idea of immigration reform is to take care of those who are stranded here in this country. president land, what should we do with that mind-set that no immigration reform will pass as long as i'm a republican in the united states congress? which i am not. >> well, i think congressman lee, my home -- you represent my hometown of houston, and -- >
americans in the construction of the u.s. capitol. when the capital was first being built in the league's 1970's and early 1800's enslaved african americans work in all facets of the construction. for nearly 200 years the stories of the slave laborers were mostly unknown to the visitors at the capitol. and we forgot to say thank you to the incredible skilled and talented craftsman and workers. then in 1999, told pay stubs were discovered that showed slaves were directly involved in the construction of the u.s. capital and to recognize the contributions i sponsored a bill to establish a special task force to make recommendations to honor the slave laborers who worked on the construction of the capital. in 2007 the task force prog presented leadership with the recommendations. as we gather today i am reminded about the story of filigreed and a statue of freedom. -- i am reminded of philip reid and the statue of freedom. prior to the casting the ship to the united states, mr. crawford passed away. once it arrived in washington, d.c., problems soon a rose. zero workmen soon got into hot --
an end to these threats -- a two-state solution. u.s. support for security is much more than a simple act. we are committed to their security because it enhances our own security. we cannot entrust israel's future to the status quo. we will continue to support our words with concrete actions. the relationship is too important to be anything less than a top priority. our commitment to the military edge has never been greater. under the leadership of president obama, our relationship will always receive the time and focus it deserves. thank you for your time and attention. [applause] >> thank you. it is a pleasure to see you here in your new position. it makes me feel very old. [inaudible] i don't think anybody would it met you referenced twice the tough decisions israel will make. that this it sounds like the presumption of your approach is that you make israel a strong in order to take risks of peace. there are others recently who have made the argument that israel is not a strategic asset of the u.s., they call them a liability. all the support we give israel does not take those tough de
and forth, is the department effective in preventing accidents? should the u.s. create a new arm? >> i don't like to say what they say about us, we said that massey had more fateals this year. but the bottom line is that the physics have to be the focus. you can't focus on surviving an explosion. because a human body can't survive an explosion. and that's what i speak out about being focused on problems. and when they had the creek about the problem of mapping. the government could do more about mapping, the state has better rules. there are things we can do with gas wells, and the mapping of e gas wells is what cooperation between the gas companies and the coal companies. it's not something that is gps gas wells. sometimes they are in there because of gps. there are a lot of things that can be done and we are dedicated to doing that. as far as how i feel about it is not as important as what would do as an industry and government going forward. >> was the ventilation at upper branch proper? >> the ventilation was that there be public air before the explosion and 60,000 cubic feet of air. a
in innovation and do a better job of connecting u.s. companies to the 95% of the world's consumers who live outside the borders of the united states. that is where the national export initiative comes in. this is an unprecedented and government-wide effort to be double american exports by 2015. it was designed with one overriding goal in mind. it is to put americans back to work in jobs that provide security, dignity, and a sense of hope for the future. over one in three manufacturing jobs and almost one in five agricultural jobs are tied directly to exports. these are good jobs that provide good wages. these are the type of jobs we need a lot more of. our export goals are on track. exports in the first quarter of 2010 rose almost 17% from the same time one year before. over the last nine months, exports have contributed as much as domestic consumption to america's economic growth. credit goes to an improving global economy and american companies that provide the best products and the most sought after services in the world. our companies have been helped along by a federal government that
of time. a similar bomb had been used against the saudi officials. a u.s. officials of gotten a briefing about a particular type of bomb. it does not appear that the information was disseminated to the psa -- tsa. am i correct? why did it not work that way? >> what i will tell you is that tsa every single day has a robust playbook of measures that it uses and it employs those measures so that we do not give a potential adversary the benefit of predictability. in partnership with many countries around theeworld, they are constantly updating our knowledge based on what exists, what kind of explosives, what kind of technologies, what kind strategy's tariffs may have -- terrorists may have. >> [unintelligible] >> the kind of material is not part to go the exotic. >> but he put it in his underwear was something that it only been seen in saudi before. >> without going into some of the specifics of the case that you are talking about, we knew about this kind of material. we are constantly working to ensure that we prevent that kind in danger from happening. >> another part of the mission is to
of slaves who helped build the u.s. capitol recognized in a mid-june ceremony. the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, senate majority leader harry reid, and senate minority leader were present. this is about 40 minutes. >> please stand for the invocation. >> let us pray -- beneath the whistling of saws and the melodic beat of a hammer and chisel, human hearts were heard coming gospel spirituals as they work on this capital. as black laborers blond for the freedom of all god's children, psalm occurs103rd s against the marble halls to that. to you to lift up my eyes, to you to dwell in the heavens my eyes like the eyes of slaves fixed on the hand of their masters like the eyes of a servant on the slightest gesture of the mistress. so our eyes are on you all lord our god until you show mercy. have mercy on us o lord, have mercy. we are filled with contempt, full of overflowing of our souls because of the scorn of the wealthy and the arrogant disdain of the crowd parted. -- proud-hearted. -pthe secret songs of the heart are revealed only when all celebrate justice together. amen. >> please
the u.s. because of the u.s. is the safe haven we don't have interest rates going up. ually he would use this to bring interest rates to come down. our goal is to keep them from going up. what we know is you could wake up tomorrow and it turns to push up. we are trying to keep themdown. the low interest-rate environment i think is one of obviously it is good in many ways in the recovery but it's one of the hardest factors because it is pulling people into the comfort zone. we can borrow cheap, the markets are telling us we are fine we don't have to worry about is why are you worrying about the fiscal situation? we need to worry about the economy. well, this is only as rudy likes to say because we are the best looking horse in the contract early. this is not an acceptable reason to think we can keep investing -- that's good, right? [inaudible] [laughter] so, you can't assume that we are going to continue to benefit from lower interest rates because it isn't an earned low borrowing it's just relative to the other -- what's out there. so the announcement effect is geared towards letting the
, but this court had suspend its own ruling pending review by the u.s. nevertheless, in violation of the solomon amendment they restricted military recruiters at harvard law school. in 2005 she escalated from hostile words to activism and claiming harvard law could bar military recruiters because it barred all recruiters who discriminated against homosexuals. in 2006 this argument with the circuit court ruling was struck down bthe supreme court unanimously. even the most liberal-minded justices rejected miss kagan's decisn. her theories were clealy not what congress had in mind. she later acknowledged that her action were not justified but said that she had acted anyway in the hope that the department of defense would not enforce the law. the issue here is bias and miss kagan's record reveals a persistent bias at least regarding the military. as a citizen, i cannot appoint the justices which law they wish to follow in hopes they would not be enforced. an activist justice would not defer to the other branches of government, particularly the congress. it is more qualified to act on issues concerni
of sustainable industries of conservation. to become what some have described as the netherlands of the u.s. if we do that we'll get the double win of saving our coast as well as diversifying our economy. i think that to the degree at the federal level we can institute programs and policies to help encourage things like coastal restoration, that make us a -- the best in the world, that's a long-term opportunity to have some good come out of this disaster. >> may i take a shot at your comments if i may? >> sure. >> please. the first thing that this could committee could do -- and your comments were right on point. there's not a lot we could do about the spill. it's in the hands of professionals. let's hope, as you said, that it gets done. make sure we get paid. i mean, it isn't any more complicated than that. i think our lose are going to be, you know, scrutinized. how do you demonstrate whether you would have been up or whether you would have been down? let's don't make it an argument or a long debate. let's give us the benefit of the doubt because i will assure you this. our claims will st
available in hardcover and as an see both -- ebook. >> three u.s. representatives, charles rangel, coble, and john conyers. this lasts about 50 minutes. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> good morning. today we are here to remember those who perished in the conflict. please stand for the presentation of the colors. >> ♪ 0, say can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ was so proudly we hail at the twilight's last gleaming ♪ ♪ whose bright stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight ♪ ♪ over the ramparts we watched were so proudlvaliantly streami♪ ♪ and the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air ♪ ♪ is approved through the night that our flag was still there -- gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ jose does that star spangled banner yet wave yetoh -- oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave for the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing. >> let us pray. the internal lord god who loan
. that will invite our businesses back to america. and that is the climate that your u.s. senators need to help create, in this state, so we can take back our economy here in nevada. we also have some potential that we need to explore here in nevada, and those potentials include a secure test site that we have been doing nuclear material research and development on three years with livermore laboratories and others, and that we have been transporting since 1954 this nuclear material without incident. we need not be afraid, and the governor knows this. he is our person that has been promoting this. he is the one that has been saying this all along. people understand that we need to bolster our economy here in nevada, and one of those ways is to take something that harry reid has demonized for years and years and years and explore the potential. let's just take a look at what we have got. [applause] finally, i would like to say this again, remember, we have the right contract with america, and that is our constitution. [applause] we have the right message for america. it is ronald reagan's messag
discussing u.s. auto makers assistance. "washington journal" begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on cspan. >> ralph nader is our guest sunday. he has written more than 20 books since 1965. join our three-hour conversation on consumer protection, corporate accountability, and activism for ralph nader noon on sunday. the cspan video library has every cspan program since 1987. that includes every author who has appeared on book-tv. the cspan video library is book- t b your way. >> a house ethics subcommittee met his fate to hear a reading of 13 charges against new york democrat charles rangel. those charges are on financial disclosure violations and other result of a nearly two-year investigation. congressman charles rangel has served in the u.s. house since 1971 and was the chairman of the ways and means committee before being forced to step down from that post earlier this year. this is a half an hour. >> this meeting of the budget to -- edgy mccoury -- of the judicatory subcommittee will come to order. i will ask for the oppressed to recede a little bit so we can see our two witnesses. i
recognized that the u.s. supreme court used to impose such limits but she seemed to be resigned to the fact that the 10th amendment of the constitution has been largely written out of the constitution by judicial interpretation. she recalled that the apparent approval of how the supreme court changed the law and no longer imposed such restrictions because the old jurisprudence really wasn't working, closed quote. whatever that means. i assume this is just another example of how she believes, quote, new conditions and new circumstances, closed quote, justified a change in the law. in this case gutting the foundation of the federal government as a government of enumerated powers with those powers not so delegated being reserved to the states and individual citizens. i was also troubled by solicitor kagan's testimony on the second amendment. while she recognized that the sprblth's decision in heller and mcdonald were existing law she referred to them as settled law which has a particular meaning to judges and lawyers but her testimony made clear that settled law at least in the way she seemed
by president obama stands firmly against iran's nuclear program. the u.s. sanctions are important because -- the u.n. sanctions are important because they have more bite and the sooner they're implemented and the more rigorously they're enforced, the more bite they will have. . thehe sanctions are implemented and more vigorously enforced, the more fight they will have. the regime is vitally dependent on the energy sector. but we cannot be sure that these sanctions will have the necessary effect of stopping iran's nuclear program. i appreciate president obama's statement that he is determined to prevent iran from developing nuclear weaponsnd that all options are open. i think to for late -- to fully translate understanding into action, we must address the question of whether the world can live with a nuclear iran. for a lot of influential people, and for some of the people here today, a nuclear- armed iran would certainly be a danger. but it perhaps would not be a new danger. after all, the soviets had nuclear weapons. they were contned. so, too, hated his argue that iran could also be con
for the white house council of economic advisers. prior to that, he was the chief economist for the u.s. department of coerce. dr. hall also spent 10 years at the united states international trade commission. thank you for your public service. we look forward to your testimony. >> thank you, madam chair. thank you for the opportunity to discuss the employment and unemployment data we released this morning. non-farm employment fell by up 125,000 in june, and the unemployment rate edged down to 915%. the larger employment reflects a fall in the number of the number of jobs in the private sector is up. private-sector employment has risen by 593,000 so far in 2010. in june it was 9.7 below its previous session level. federal government employment decline shortly. the number of temporary census workers dropped by 225,000, leaving 339,000 temporary workers on the census peril. in the private sector, temporary help services employment continued to grow over the month. the industry has added 379,000 jobs since september 2009. employment also rose in management and technical consulting and busin
entity actually has to fail. >> i would say the third party is the u.s. taxpayers. what stands behind its current regulatory regime is the u.s. taxpayer. let's assume that we are talking about two small institutions that are dealing with one another and not talking about a one to systemically imported. the u.s. taxpayer is not involved. if the reference entity does not fail, is there a liability under a credit defaults swap between a and b. >> absolutely. even without failures of the underlying mortgages, we had a calamitous situation. >> aig -- the only liability between the two of them is the collateral unless there is an actual default. it makes the interconnectedness of so hard for government officials to lead institutions of fail when they are so interconnected. >> let's move on. we will swing back if we have time. senator graham. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i do not like to disagree with my friends here, i think there are some other differences between a credit defaults swap and a typical mortgage. just to mention a few, the gentleman from aig when i asked how he evaluated the deriv
] ♪ and >> the republican u.s. senate canada expressed her support . [cheers and appl >> ladies and gentlemen please welcome the americans for crisper thefoundation tim phillips. [applause] ♪ wee really got to ge the judge to stop holding back, don't we? he needs to loosen up and just speak from the heart. [laughter] tell us what he's really thinking. good morning. i'm sure everyone got a good, full night's sleep and rest. is that correct? you know, the government talks about wealth redistribution. i was walking to the casino last night on the way back to my room and i saw some serious wealth redistribution at the blackjack tables. [laughter] but at least it was private redistribution and not some government bureaucrat just taking it out of our pockets, right? [applause] there's a battle all of us all over the last year and half and was the battle to stop the. nancy pelosi obama healthcare takeover and i know all of you fought hard. you called, e-mail, cannot to hand off the health care rally and tea party. you did your job and it was a tough and bitter defeat. but i've got news for you. the fight is not
them possible. let me introduce the first panelist. congressman steny hoyer, majority leader of the u.s. house of representatives representing maryland's fifth district. [applause] congressman steny hoyer played a leading role in passing this in the house and getting the amendment and macenacted in 200. and on may 9, 1989, i dropped the bill to the senate and on the same day tony dropped it into the house. [applause] from 1994 to 2001 he was vice chairman of the task force on adults with disabilities. currently he is board of directors for the board for americans with disabilities. next is steve bartlett, a former four-term republican from texas who played a major and key role in moving the 8a.d.a. through the house of representatives and just brought informed me brought home two national championships. [applause] she is currently president and ceo of the financial services roundtable. -- he is currently president and ceo of the financial services round table. also, to my left is dick tho rnberg, the united states attorney general from 1988 to 1991. he was instrumental in helping us cra
to allow and what not to allow for it occasionally, there are conflicts with facebook decisions and has a u.s.-based company, we have more freedom of speech the other nationalities may be comfortable with. at that point, it becomes a very different kind of dispute resolution where facebook has to say that this is what we have decided to allow and this is our reasoning. that is not always going to be something that the aggrieved parties will be good with. that is an important thing. as these pressures build, you can stand for what to have decided. >> questions? >> yes, i know that facebook was not designed -- >> can you identify yourself? >> i am a philosophy student at temple university in philadelphia. i know facebook was not designed as a forum for political activism particularly but some people use it for that. all kinds of things happen. some people seem to be in support of regime change and i have had friends say that is slightly dangerous to their relatives who are in iran. that becomes a concern. yesterday i saw some posts that said the islamic republic is on there and collecting these
as a commissioner on the u.s. commission on civil rights. >> thank you. i want to tend my own party welcome to everyone in the audience and in the cspan and heritage audience and on behalf of our center for judicial and legal studies. i had the pleasure of introduccng two of my teachers and respected friend and if they don't provoke each other on their own, perhaps we will provoke them on their rebuttal. . i must give a regrettably short introduction relative to their achievements so that they could have more time to opine rather than be opined about. i will introduce them in alphabetical order and the speak . willdellinger is chair of the appellate practice and the heads up the supreme court and appellate practice clinic but it is a visiting professor of law at harvard university. he is on leave from duke law school where he has taught as the professor of law for many years walter served in many other instances in his career for the two most no moral -- notable was the council from 1993-1996 where he was my boss. walter was also the acting solicitor general for the cou's term in 1996-1997
care, they say hal lu yea, and they wind up doing that. the best health care system in the u.s., the kaisers in california, pennsylvania, washington state, the best health care systems integrate, coordinate, pay the doctors a better way, and they get savings that are in the millions of dollars a year from doing so. why? because they have figured out how to make the money and the information flow. the third thing they do is empower workers and consumers to figure out how to do things better. this is not top-down management. this is liberating information. if you wander around hospitals, and you say to the nurses are there ways you can make the system be better? of course. they will give you 25 answers for how to do it. you say why don't you do it? they will say because no one has ever asked me. you take the most dedicated work force in my industry anywhere, and you stick them in a little box, and you say you do a job. a third of what a nurse does in a typical day is documentation. very frequently taking things from a computer and writing them on paper. usually we think about goi
served as inspector general for the department of justice and as an assistant u.s. attorney in the southern dtrict of new york, most recently director bromwich was a partner at the law firm of fried and frank where he ecialized in conducting internal investigations. we welcome both of you. at this time i ask that each witness dever their testimony within five minutes, which will allow the committee ample time to raise questions and also considering your time constraints, secretary, of course, you know the rules that they start out, the light is on green and then, of course, you know because you know all about these lights and all of a sudden they caution -- >> i'm not sure i know about these lights. >> that's another issue but also at the end it becomes red so, mr. secretary, you may begin. >> thank you very much chairman towns and thank you, congressman issa and all the distinguished members of the committee here and at the outset let me just say thank you to the committee for the work that it has done in the prior years relative to putting into the spotlight some of the ne
is the president and ceo of the u.s. travel association. seated next to mr. dow is mr. rip daniels, he's the senior manager of wjzd-fm and he's also the vice president of the mississippi gulf coast tourism commission. next to mr. daniels is mr. herb malone. he's the president and ceo of the alabama gulf coast convention and visitors bureau and sitting next to mr. malone is mr. keith overton, and mr. overton is the senior vice president and chief erating officer of tradewinds -- of the tradewinds resort. he's also the chairman of the florida restaurant and lodging association. and then we have mr. brennan. mr. ralph brennan who is the president of the ralph brennan restaurant group llc. again, i want to thank the witnesses for appearing in response to our request and our invitation. it is the practice of this subcommittee to swear in witnesses so i would ask if you would stand and raise your rig hand. do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? please be seated. please let the record reflect that the witnesses have all in their entirety answered in the affirma
to combat hiv aids. live at 10:30 eastern, a brookings institution discussion by u.s.-israel security and cooperation. the senate yesterday passed the financial regulations overhaul bill, 60-39. the bill's supporters said but restricting certain practices and expanding consumer protection it will prevent another economic meltdown. part of the debate included comments from banking committee leaders. this is a half an hour. dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. shelby: madam president, i rise today to offer some remarks on the dodd-frank regulation conference report which is now before the senate. madam president, nearly two years ago, the financial crisis exposed massive deficiencies in the structure and the culture of our financial regulatory system. years of technological advances, product development, and the advent of global capital markets rendered the system ill-suited to achieve its mission in the modern economy. madam president, decades of insulation from accountability distracted regulators from focusing on that mission. instead of acting to preserve sa
or selling them in good services that develop the nuclear center. the bill bans u.s. banks from engaging -- they facilitate human rights abuses. the sanctions are -- are crippling. they should be. in nuclear iran poses exit is a threat to the united states and it out is that companies must be held accountable for developing nuclear capabilities. what does it have to do with our capital market? the vintage of for investors to suffer losses are at inference determined to be in violation of the new sanctions. the sec has a very important role to play under the comprehensive iran investment act. american investors need to know if the companies and fund in which they invest face potential and substantial sanctions will the task with ensuring they have ready access to information pertaining to individual sanctioned. this morning i present you with a letter for these issues. i thank you for your continued hard work. i yield back the balance of my time. >> thank you. we will now hear from the ranking member of the full committee, mr. baucus. >> thank you. by thank you for holding the hearing whi
. as you all take your seats. >>> mr. ed ward hari rington is former senior u.s. army officer with over 28 years experience in weapons and information systems. contracting, contract management and operations world i'd. claudia tornblum is the deputy assistant secretary. she has served since 1987. am i saying your name correctly to tornblum? okay. including policy oversight of construction projects for future development of arlington national cemetery. prior to this position, miss tornblum served at the office of management and budget. as the executive director he exercises authority, direction and control over the army national cemeteries program. she is responsible for both long-term planning and day-to-day administration and operations of arlington cemetery. she has held several other positions including the deputy to the u.s. army material command. thank you for being here. and it is the custom of this committee to satisfy testimony under oath. i would ask you to stand, do you swear that the testimony that you will be giving for this sub comment will be the trutht, the whole truth and n
'm very pleased that the president set the november time frame to address outstanding issues on the u.s./south korea free trade agreement. i think that's where we can have a broad base of agreement. this is a positive for the economy. there are issued outstanding still related to autos and beef. it's my hope that those can be resolved. you can submit and aggressively push that before congress. i would hope as well you would push the trade agreements, colombia and panama as job creators as well and that you would push those aggressive wlae t with the congress. >> the president mentioned those and he's singled out korea at the g-20. but i think you pointed out an important point which is as we want to increase exports, opening up world markets through trade agreements is an important way to do that. that's ultimately good for america and for our workers. >> i think you can get some broad base of support. chairman, you're a votednoted economist. is this a good time to pass cap and trade legislation? >> you know, with the -- the president has said that he thinks this is an issue that we nee
higher than mine. one and 35. if you are a hispanic man, your chances are 350 times higher. in some u.s. cities it is estimated almost half the but men are hiv positive. so part of the strategy says we are going to intensify our prevention resources in the communities where infections are concentrated. when it comes to identifying resources, it can't just be one approach. are important, so is testing, especially since we think one in five americans with hiv doesn't know it and therefore spreads it. what we have learned is that prevention is most successful when we use all the tools available,hether it is educating people about health behaviors or better substance abuse treatment and prevention programs or breakthrough medical research on vaccines. so we are taking in all of the above approach because it is the overlapping layers of prevention that get the best results. and the final piece of our prevention strategy is education. the progress we have made in the last 30 years comes with an unintended side effect, americans have become less fearful of hiv and aids. in 1995,early half of a
, i had put forward an idea with the u.s. treasury some time ago that rather than subjecting us to be seized credit market, would rather borrow directly from the united states treasury. they print the money. i broke at a 30-year -- i'd borrow at a 30 year rate. i would save $132 million per year by being able to board likely from the treasury. we torture ourselves by going for the current credit market. there are many things the federal government can do that will not cost the fed's a dime and they will make money. i was down here about a year or so ago and said somebody and treasury that my government is older than yours. [laughter] unlike those who invested in whether it was banks, investment firms, automobile, airlines and a number of others, we actually would go out of business. we are a great credit risk because we will pay our bills and we will pay you back. it is a daily challenge trying to maintain a high credit rating and access to the markets but also making sure we could pay our public employees. they are not running charities either. they like to get paid from time t
education firm that promotes sound u.s. energy security solutions for the nation. this speaker just doesn't talk the talk, he walks the walk, perhaps the biggest corporate sponsor of save america's town day, please welcome a great friend of louisiana, former c.e.o. of shell oil company. >> mr. president, i listen to you. i believed your message. i worked for you. i voted for you. i didn't expect -- i didn't expect -- i didn't expect the boots of your secretary on my neck and the industry that i love when i did that. and even more, mr. president, i did not expect your boots on the neck of louisianans. you're making the mistake of the seven predecessors that you have followed, mr. president. you are doing exactly what they did, which is leading this country toward an energy abyss. you are turning energy into politics. we cannot have a nation, we cannot have the world's largest economy and turn energy into simple day-to-day, flavor of the day politics, mr. president. i sat through six congressional hearings in my tenure as shell president. i have the tongue lashing still on my back because y
. so the pietrangelo brief is a brief and, again, i'm counsel of record on that brief in which the u.s. government vigorously defended the don't ask, don't tell policy and statute, more importantly, and told the court not to take a case which challenged a decision to uphold that statute. now, as to the second matter, the witt matter, as you said, the witt matter is interlocutory in nature. and what that means for people who aren't familiar with these legal terms, is that it means that the case is in the middle and that the government can, after remand, at a later stage, continue to defend the don't ask, don't tell statute in this very case. now, we engaged in very serious discussions with the department of defense about the appropriate approach here in order to defend the don't ask, don't tell statute, because i agree with you, senator sessions, that the ninth circuit decision undercuts that statute. it makes it harder for the government to carry out its policies under that statute. and the question that we had to decide was whether to challenge that ninth circuit decision, which i thi
. that is now what the u.s. government is doing. why do we think it will be different than when the ussr did it? socialism is bad because you are taking all of my money away from me. it does not work. that is your main argument. they said you are missing the other half of a very good argument you should be making. it is also wrong. it is stealing. it is morally reprehensible. there are a couple kinds of abuse of government it is liberals and conservatives. let us get the terminology as to what they are. i wanted of about socialism. people do not really understand this as precisely as we need to. those that come from a christian perspective, you need to know how to argue this and make it clear. let us go forward. what do conservatives and liberals believe? a conservative believes in limited government. is that right? the liberals believe in what? good government limited in what way probably none from what we can see. the conservatives believe in the principle of what in terms of defining what the government should do? it is based on another principle. what is the level version of what the govern
to resolve thousands of claims that it been filed against the u.s. stay. we are continuing the work. we have an opportunity to discuss a unique opportunity here that might be of interest to her. she asked for the opportunity to think about i certainly respect that. i express my deep regret and apology to her. -- and to her family. i advisor i would be meeting with the press to publicly apologize to her and to express publicly my regret. >> you say that he expectyou tot full responsibility. he seemed to have jumped conclusions early on. why did you jump to conclusions? was there pressure from the white house to make a good decision? >> no. was there a communication it winds agents in the white house? >> this is my decision. i want to be clear. it was a decision that i regret having made in haste. you ask why. for the last 18 months, we have rarely focused on trying to address the longstanding history of civil rights claims against the department. there are claims by black varmints, hispanic farmers, on american farmers. -- black farmers, hispanic farmers, and american farmers. there to the ho
the securities. you then leave. then presumably, induce in part by the signal from u.s. accounting firm, that it takes to aig posted behavior. it is that the firm starts making more payouts. more cash is going out the door. i do not need specifics. presumably, something changed after he left for defecttt. >> i'm not aware of external auditors the view that we were overstating the value of the derivatives that we filed in our financial statements. we worked very closely with our external auditors to determine what we ultimately filed as our best estimate. >> did you have something? >> i had to comment. i was getting clarification on the second. a one to point out the chronology. i think you have lighted an important issue here that there is a pretty full some record of disputing collateral calls, whether it is a paper trail that becomes thinner or not. you see it dramatic acceleration in the calls and payments by aid. -- you see it in the acceleration in the calls and payments by aig. >> different people can come up with different values and have different views on how much collateral wa
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